Vans Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 50 Colors Of Sk8-Hi Sneaker

If you’re a devoted wearer of the Vans Sk8-Hi, we’ve got good news: You’ll now have 50 more colors to choose from. The athletic brand is releasing 50 colors of the sneaker in celebration of its 50th anniversary, which it will mark in March.

Originally released in 1977 as “Style 38,” the Sk8-Hi was the first high-top offered by Vans. Since then, the style has skyrocketed to icon status, including collaborations with Disney and partnerships with The North Face.

Vans 50th Anniversary SK8 Hi Sneakers Vans celebrates its 50th anniversary with 50 colorways of the Sk8-Hi sneaker. Courtesy of brand.

The new color assortment is available for men and women now, at select Vans stores or online at vans.com/sk8hi, retailing from $50 to $100.

The men’s offering includes premium leather options, including a snakeskin-embossed leather, as well as embroidered bandana details, digital floral prints and woven-textile accents. The women’s collection includes new canvas colors, blush-tone leathers and playful prints, such as bananas or flowers.

Vans 50th Anniversary SK8 Hi Sneakers Vans celebrates its 50th anniversary with 50 colorways of the Sk8-Hi sneaker. Courtesy of brand.

Athletic brands are increasingly upping their colorway options. Back in March, Adidas also released a 50-color superpack of its signature Superstar sneaker, in collaboration with Pharrell.

To see more of the anniversary styles, click through the gallery.

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